Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen Peanut Butter - Cityluxe
Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen Peanut Butter - Cityluxe
Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen Peanut Butter - Cityluxe
Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen Peanut Butter - Cityluxe
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Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen Peanut Butter

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Conklin
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$299.00
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Establishing the Conklin Pen Company® as a leader in American writing instruments, the Crescent Filler™ became one of Conklin® brand’s signature pens. Founder Roy Conklin from Toledo, Ohio, patented the design for the first self-filling pen in 1897, causing his company to thrive and gain the approval of author Mark Twain, who became the official spokesperson for the Conklin® brand.

The original Conklin Crescent Filler was the pen that made the brand famous. Thanks to the ingenious design of Roy Conklin, the Crescent Filler was one of the first pens to have a fully self-contained filling mechanism.

The mechanism is simple: the barrel contains a rubber ink sac and a cutaway in the barrel allows you to push the crescent through the side of the pen. The crescent is attached to a metal bar that presses against the side of the ink sac, squashing any air or ink out of it; once you release, the sac returns to its original shape, drawing ink into the pen. After a few presses the pen will be completely full.

The filling mechanism certainly had its fans, as Mark Twain put it: "I prefer it to ten other fountain pens, because it carries its filler in its own stomach, and I cannot mislay even by art or intention. Also, I prefer it because it is a profanity saver; it cannot roll off the desk."

An additional improvement made to his design in 1903 was a slight change to the safety ring that prevents accidental pressing of the crescent and the undesirable expulsion of ink that would accompany it. Whereas the original ring was free to rotate, the improved ring is shaped such that it comes to a stop after about a quarter turn, and friction holds it in place sufficiently until you want to fill the pen again.

Peanut Butter is accented with chrome-plated trim and clip, and the barrel is a mix of iridescent peanut butter brown complemented with chocolate brown and pearlescent ivory. Screw on cap with the classic Conklin rocker-style pocket clip. Made from high-quality handmade resin.

 

Specification
Brand Conklin
Product Type Fountain Pen
Body Material Resin
Diameter - Grip 13 mm
Diameter - Max 20 mm
Length - Capped 129 mm
Length - Posted 165 mm